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Good Monday to all

The eye of the storm has passed and we’re mostly left with flooding, downed trees and power outages. Condolences and blessings to those families who lost loved ones, and gratitude to all who helped each other out as the winds and rain came through.

My family members are all safe and sound. In fact one, especially dear to me, in Brooklyn, had a much needed day off and slept through it all.

Enjoy the new week and the fresh air, everyone.

But, before I turn it over to some eloquent colleagues, in case you missed it, here’s some rare news about the diamonds in the sky.

Henry Seltzer writes a monthly column, Current Configurations. Scroll down for his report on yesterday’s New Moon. Here are some of his words of wisdom:

“With Chiron in the picture of this New Moon we can also expect that our inner woundings might somehow arise to the surface for greater acceptance and healing. It helps to remember that you are never angry for the reason that you think you are, and that words spoken hastily are difficult to take back so that everyone benefits by applying patience.

Eric Francis is the dreamy guy at Planet Waves. Of the current Mercury and Jupiter stations — Mercury went direct on the 26th and Jupiter turns retrograde on the 30th — he writes:

“There is a reminder here to see the world from one another’s point of view (many, many relationships are signified by the Mercury-Jupiter contrast) and to make sure that your own viewpoint changes and evolves on a fairly regular basis. Keep your files updated, and respond to your actual environment and the actual facts as you know them.”

Austin Coppock’s weekly blog is up. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Down to Business this week.

Peter Stockinger’s Traditional Astrology Weblog looks ahead to the November 25 partial solar eclipse at 2°36’ Sagittarius. He includes some of Lilly’s words on a solar eclipse occurring in the 1st decanate of Sag, and includes a map of the eclipse path.

“We can observe that the path of the eclipse’s angularity is running straight through parts of Europe. The eclipse point is squaring Mars, known as the ‘Lesser Malefic’, and we can see from the map above that, at the time of the eclipse, Mars is conjunct MC in France and, more importantly, Belgium. Brussels, located in the heart of Belgium, is the place where the EU Single European Act was signed in 1993.”

Jeff Jawer of Star IQ writes on The Fall of Mercurial Moammar Gadhafi. (Gadhafi has five planets in Gemini.)

Nancy Sommers writes on August Storms. The hysteria over the debt ceiling, wildly volatile Wall Street and the loss of the Navy seals in Afghanistan are some of the events just behind us. She includes the President’s solar return and the U.S. Sibly charts and concludes:

“It may, however, be that as the US Saturn return passes after August 28, some of the gloomy irritability that has swept through the country in recent months will lift, at least for a few months.”

Have a good week under the ever-beautiful skies.

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